CYPRESS, CA –Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced today that the Toyo Proxes R1R is now eligible for even more racing classes.  The popular extreme performance tire has been reclassified to have a UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grade) treadwear of 200 AA A.  These new tires will be available beginning in January.

The Proxes R1R has proven extremely popular with the Street Touring classes of SCCA, both in the Solo®National Championships and SCCA ProSolo®.  It is designed with a high-grip compound and an autocross-inspired casing design which makes it ideal for the street, slalom courses or on the track.

“The overwhelming demand from the autocross community was a big motivating factor for the reclassification,” said Marc Sanzenbacher, senior manager, Competition Performance Products Division, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.  “With this change to a 200 treadwear, the Proxes R1R now meets the requirements for several racing groups including SCCA, Goodguys autocross, Optima Challenge, SoCal Challenge, Chump Car, LeMons and classes in Time Attack.”

The Toyo Proxes R1R has an aggressive, arrowhead tread design which also makes it popular for vehicle customization.  It was originally released with a grade of 140 AA A treadwear.  For more information or to find a dealer, visit www.toyotires.com/proxes.